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Olwë

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'''Olwë''' was king of the [[Teleri]] in [[Aman]], also known as the [[Falmari]]. He was younger brother of [[Elwë]], King of the [[Sindar]]. He may have had a second brother, [[Elmo]].
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'''Olwë''' was king of the [[Teleri]] in [[Aman]], also known as the [[Falmari]]. He was younger brother of [[Elwë]], King of the [[Sindar]]. He may have had a second brother, [[Elmo]].  
  
Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri, and together they lead their people from [[Cuiviénen]] to the [[West]]. However, during a long wait in [[Beleriand]] Elwë disappeared. After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to [[Valinor]], on the insistence of the [[Vala]] [[Ulmo]].
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Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri, and together they lead their people from [[Cuiviénen]] to the [[West]]:
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{{quote|Two lords they had, for their numbers were very great: Elwë [[Singollo]], which signifies [[Greymantle]], and Olwë his brother. The hair of Olwë was long and white, and his eyes were blue; but the hair of Elwë was grey as silver, and his eyes were as stars; he was the tallest of all the Elven-folk.|[[J.R.R. Tolkien]], ''[[Morgoth's Ring]]'', "[[The Later Quenta Silmarillion]]": "[[Of the Coming of the Elves]]", p. 163}}
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However, during a long wait in [[Beleriand]] Elwë disappeared. After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to [[Valinor]], on the insistence of the [[Vala]] [[Ulmo]].
  
 
Olwë became Lord of the island of [[Tol Eressëa]], where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to [[Eldamar]] some centuries later, Olwë became king of [[Alqualondë]]. His daughter [[Eärwen]] married [[Finarfin]] son of [[Finwë]] and later King of the [[Noldor]] in [[Valinor]]. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons. [[Celeborn (Lord of Lórien)|Celeborn]] may have been his son or grandson.
 
Olwë became Lord of the island of [[Tol Eressëa]], where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to [[Eldamar]] some centuries later, Olwë became king of [[Alqualondë]]. His daughter [[Eärwen]] married [[Finarfin]] son of [[Finwë]] and later King of the [[Noldor]] in [[Valinor]]. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons. [[Celeborn (Lord of Lórien)|Celeborn]] may have been his son or grandson.

Revision as of 17:50, 18 January 2009

Olwë in Beleriand
Olwë
Falmar/Falas elf
Biographical Information
TitlesKing of the Teleri/Alqualondë
BirthFirstborn at Cuiviénen[source?]
DeathDid not die
Family
SpouseUnknown
ChildrenEärwen, possibly Celeborn
Physical Description
GenderMale
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorBlue

Olwë was king of the Teleri in Aman, also known as the Falmari. He was younger brother of Elwë, King of the Sindar. He may have had a second brother, Elmo.

Elwë and Olwë were both lords of the third clan of the Elves, the later Teleri, and together they lead their people from Cuiviénen to the West:

"Two lords they had, for their numbers were very great: Elwë Singollo, which signifies Greymantle, and Olwë his brother. The hair of Olwë was long and white, and his eyes were blue; but the hair of Elwë was grey as silver, and his eyes were as stars; he was the tallest of all the Elven-folk."
J.R.R. Tolkien, Morgoth's Ring, "The Later Quenta Silmarillion": "Of the Coming of the Elves", p. 163

However, during a long wait in Beleriand Elwë disappeared. After years of searching, Olwë grew impatient, and led the greater part of the Teleri to Valinor, on the insistence of the Vala Ulmo.

Olwë became Lord of the island of Tol Eressëa, where the Teleri built a great number of cities, and grew in number. When they finally came to Eldamar some centuries later, Olwë became king of Alqualondë. His daughter Eärwen married Finarfin son of Finwë and later King of the Noldor in Valinor. Besides Eärwen, Olwë had several sons. Celeborn may have been his son or grandson.

Genealogy

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Melian = Elwë             OLWË             Elmo
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    Luthien          |                 |
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                  Eärwen = Finarfin   sons
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       Finrod    Angrod     Aegnor   Galadriel